Poll: Fewer Support Obamacare Repeal

Nov 13, 2012 1:50pm

A record low number of American voters want to see the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – repealed, according to a new post-election poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Obamacare was not the top issue driving American to vote, although nearly seven in 10 Americans cited it as a “major factor” in their decision choosing between the candidates, according to Kaiser. Voters who listed Obamacare as a major factor were evenly split between Republican Mitt Romney, 47 percent,  and President Obama, 46 percent.

Read the full Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

But only 33 percent of Americans now want to see the law repealed. Romney had pledged to repeal the law and replace it with new policy. 43 percent of Americans view the law favorably and 39 percent view it unfavorably, according to the poll.

Seven in 10 Americans also cited the future of Medicare as a “major factor” in their vote. Obama led among this group, 50 percent – 41 percent.

National exit polls conducted on election day found 26 percent of voters wanted the law expanded, 18 percent want it left as-is, 27 percent wanted to repeal some of the law and 25 percent wanted to repeal all of it.

Read more about the 2012 exit polls.

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